At this world-renowned shop, stringed instruments are handcrafted by members of the Pimentel family. Pimentel Guitars is a custom guitar maker in Albuquerque, NM. The quality of the Pimentel guitar is nothing short of extraordinary. In fact, the workmanship is so remarkable that the Smithsonian invited the Pimentels to display their guitars in their museum.
Our guitars are played by an international clientele aching for the best possible guitar playing experience. Custom guitars are made precisely to fit the needs of each musician. If you've never held a Pimentel in your hands, you're missing out on something inexplicably wonderful.
Tours available call to schedule:
We repair and restore all brands of guitars and we are a premier source for the following styles:
• Flamenco • Classic jazz • Mexican • Folk • Electric • Popular
We also provide a full line of guitar accessories. If you're an aspiring guitarist, you'll be glad to know that Pimentel is an excellent source for guitar lessons. Our instructors are passionate about the guitar and all have at least a Bachelors' degree in music. They also handle entertainment bookings.
Step inside their shop, and you'll feel the passion. For pure excitement, come to Pimentel Guitars.
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The English term "craftsmanship" is not enough to describe the work done by this dynasty of guitar creators. The word "artesania" in the Castillian Spanish language is a much more fitting word. It connotes total mastery in one's craft combined with sheer artistry. When you first step into the shop of Pimentel Guitars, you know you're in a special world. The smells of the fine woods (some of us with super-schnozzes pick up on stuff like that); the quality of the instruments there; the in-house, dynastic craftsmen (artesanos) covered with a fine smattering of sawdust, transport you to another continent and another time. After not finding anyone in New Mexico sanctioned by Fender (who bought out the manufacturing rights to Guild Guitars) who would do both repair and refinishing workd, I summoned my nerve to approach the folks at Pimentel Guitars and ask them if they would work on my Guild D44. To my surprise and delight they agreed. The result is nothing short of sheer magical artistry. A nearly 40 year old instrument was transformed, Cinderella-like, to an instrument that looked as if it had been turned out by the defunct Guild Guitar Works, but sounded as mellow as every bit of its 40 years demanded. You will not be disappointed. Let the folks at Pimentel Guitars work their artesania on your fine old instrument if it needs it. I highly recommend them without any reservation. A very happy Guild D44 owner.